NPR News: 05-19-2019 6AM ET

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Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Amy held severe thunderstorms. Continue to bring heavy rain across the central part of the country, damaging winds large hail and tornadoes, all pose threats yesterday in Abilene, Texas. Strong winds damaged around one hundred structures. Leading to the evacuation of a nursing home. Here's mayor Anthony Williams by did son a declaration of disaster earlier that will provide an opportunity if needed down the road to possible, possibly secure funds from the state and also a federal government. The Texas governor says he is making the state's resources available to Abilene meantime, in saturated parts of the midwest. Flash flooding remains a concern. Dozens of students and some faculty staged a walkout yesterday at Indiana's Taylor university. They were protesting vice President Mike Pence who delivered the commencement address. But Indiana, public broadcasting's barb Johnno reports. Pence faced mostly friendly crowd at the Evangelos school who gave him a standing ovation in his home state of Indiana. Vice President Mike Pence touted what he called financial and social successes of Trump's administration among them, it's pro life stance, but made no mention of recent controversial state laws regarding abortion. And I couldn't be more proud to be part of the new administration. The stood strong on the timeless values that have made this nation. Great stood without apology for the sanctity of human life. Some students and faculty walked out in peaceful protest during prearranged times before the vice president gate, his commencement address. They were allowed back into the ceremony afterwards to receive their diplomas for NPR news. I'm Barbara Yano in Fort Wayne, Indiana, some demonstrators protesting Israel's treatment of Palestinians gathered outside the Tel Aviv venue, of the Eurovision song contest, but NPR's, Daniel estrin reports. The show went on with the Netherlands, beating out singers from more than two dozen countries Dutch, contestant Duncan. Lawrence was crowned the champion with his ballad called arcade votes came in from television, viewers, and judges, mostly from Europe and also other countries Eurovision is one of the world's most watched televised events with about two hundred million viewers. It's glitzy pop music affair with extravagant costumes pyrotechnics, Madonna was a guest performer pro Palestinian activists. Call them contestants to boycott Eurovision in Israel, none did. But Iceland's contestants held up. Flags marked Palestine and Madonna's performance, featured a surprise political message with two dancers, wearing Isreaeli in Palestinian flags and featuring the slogan up Daniel estrin, NPR, news, Tel-Aviv Australia's, Scott Morrison has secured another term as prime minister after a surprise sweep in Saturday's federal elections. His wind up ends polls predicting a loss for his coalition, government, I made me held in Washington, and you're listening to NPR news. The Navajo nation council is working to maintain its culture, it voted to broaden a healing practitioner program training, people to become a medicine, man, or medicine woman. Laurel Morales from member station. K J, Z Z reports in the nineteen seventies, they were nearly one thousand traditional, healers today, the numbers closer to three hundred traditionally the knowledge of a medicine, man or woman was passed down to a son or daughter. But as more and more young people move away or lose interest in their culture. Navajo leaders have decided to open up the vocation to the whole tribe. Benji nez overseas the program, we still are losing our culture, and our language, and our also are where medicine people because often marred passing on with the what the ceremonies the knowledge into wisdom that they have people in the program apprentice with healing practitioners to learn specific ceremonies that are in danger of being lost for NPR news. I'm lorrimore Ellis, inflec- staff. Comedians Sammy shore, who? Co-founded. The comedy store in Hollywood has died at the age of ninety two in nearly seven decades in the industry. Short open for big names, including Sammy Davis, junior Barbra Streisand end Elvis here he is in one thousand nine hundred seven opening the Elvis, Presley anniversary concert. Gentlemen, poem poem Emmanuel Volve waiting for king of rock and roll. A legend in his own time component, but I Sam shore. Sure, survived by his wife and children, including son, paulie shore who followed in his father's comedy footsteps. He tweeted he will work to carry on his father's legacy on stage. You're listening to NPR news. Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly dollars dot com slash fast.

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